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Riley Garrett; Rocky Mountain College Football Player With An NFL Dream By student contributor Lainne Wilkins

  Rocky Mountain College football player Riley Garrett has his sights set on making it to the NFL. Last week he received a letter that was an invitation to a nationally televised ESPN event that will take place on Dec. 15. This event consists of some of the best college athletes in the nation trying[…]

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As Montana prepares to begin sales of recreational marijuana, a look at its effects By: Mette Fears Of the Summit Staff

  The sale of recreational marijuana will be legal in Yellowstone County when Rocky Mountain College students return for the spring 2022 semester.    In 2020, voters in Montana voted to legalize the use of recreational marijuana and to amend the Montana Constitution to make 21 the legal age of usage. Therefore, in the 2021[…]

Jacob’s Ladder: In A Bleak Midwinter, Feeling the Effects of a Third Condensed Semester By Jacob Wissinger of The Summit Staff

To preface this column, I am not the pinnacle of academia. If anything, I would be found in the median of the pool of college students. I’m not seeking to victimize myself as I detail my grievances, simply allowing for a space in which I can vent the burden and fatigue felt by myself and[…]

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The Lighting of the Tipis at Rocky Mountain College by Sydney Weaver of the Summit Staff

  In 1990 Congress and George H. W. Bush signed a joint resolution that designated the month of November the National American Indian Heritage Month. To celebrate the month of November,  RMC’s Native American Outreach, alongside Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council and Pretty Sheild Foundation put together a display of tipis from Nov 4-7 with[…]

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2021 Billings Municipal Election Results by Mette Fears

On Nov. 2, the City of Billings elected 5 new City Councilors, approved a public safety Mill Levy, and voted to prohibit the sale of recreational marijuana inside the city limits.  These newly elected City Councillors will serve until 2025: Ward 1 Ed Gulick; Ward 2 Jennifer Owen; Ward 3 Denise Joy; Ward 4 Daniel[…]

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Oregon Baller Turns Battlin’ Bear: Student-athlete profile by Kamryn Pitcher of the Summit Staff

Twenty-two-year-old basketball star from Portland, N’Dea Flye,  recently shared her aspirations and goals for Rocky’s Women’s basketball team as well as her future.  Flye is a senior sociology major who has attended Rocky for two years now with her favorite class being Social Stratification. Though she hopes to play basketball overseas, most likely in Europe,[…]

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We’ll Meet Again: A two-part spooky short story by Kamryn Pitcher of The Summit Staff

In October, I  felt the most awake on nights like these, when the moon was full of itself and the wind spun my hair in its bony fingers. The lamplight of the campus kept away any uneasiness that usually comes with walking alone at night and  Losekamp Hall sat before me as alive in the[…]

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Rocky vs Carroll Football Showdown By Emmanuel Brookman of The Summit Staff

    On Sat. Oct. 23, Rocky Mountain College will play their rivals Carroll College at 1:00 on Herb-Klindt Field. The rivalry between the two teams has been going on for a while now, so, what’s the beef?   Since the early 2000s, Rocky and Carroll have had a heated rivalry as the two major[…]

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Student or Coach? Both. Sam Mora Named Quarterback Coach at Rocky Mountain College By RMC Student Guest Contributor

The Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears football team made it official in August: Coach Sam Mora has been promoted to the team’s quarterback coach. Hired in July of 2019, Mora has spent the past two seasons in various roles for the Battlin’ Bears, including offensive assistant in 2019 before being promoted to running back coach[…]

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Young Americans for Freedom provides opportunities for Rocky students Guest column by Emily Schneller

Do you like to travel? Would you like the opportunity to hear from amazing speakers throughout the country? If your answer happens to be “yes,” I encourage you to learn more about Young Americans for Freedom (YAF).   During my freshman year at Rocky Mountain College, I joined the newly-founded Young Americans for Freedom chapter[…]

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Pushing RMC Forward with social media: An Interview with Grace Schroeder by Jordan Price

  If you follow Rocky Mountain College on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, then you’re familiar with the work of Grace Schroeder. As RMC’s Communications and Social Media Coordinator, Schroeder is busy with her position, which she has held since August of 2020. The native Wisconsinite schedules tweets, posts, and interacts with our online community in[…]

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Rocky Choir Reconnects With the Magic of A Live Performance Column By Emily Craft of the Summit Staff

One major change separated the Saturday, Sep 25th choral performance from all other performances the previous year. It wasn’t the church it was held in nor was it the songs that were sung that made this concert such a special one. Rather, it was the sea of faces staring back at us in replacement of[…]

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Let’s Set the Record Straight on Columbus and Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Column by Kamryn Pitcher of The Summit Staff

Growing up, I was told like many of you, that “He was the one who discovered America.” It took nearly two decades of my life to decipher the Columbus Day myth for what it was: a colonizer’s narrative born out of a stolen country steeped in genocide.  These are strong words, I know, but these[…]

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Jacob’s Ladder: Midterms? Surviving them? Slim chance. Column By Jacob Wissinger of the Summit Staff

I’ve been through two universities, three years, seven semesters, and too many Midterms to count. Finals are considerably the hardest periods of a student’s tenure in higher education, Midterms, however, are the forgotten hardship. They are the first litmus test as to where you are within a class; they come upon you quickly and subversively.[…]

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City Council Elections On The Horizon By Mette Fears Of The Summit Staff

The 2021 local elections are just getting started, and for Rocky Mountain College students this means a chance to affect how the Billings community grows.  These City Council members influence the public, secure job growth, help provide affordable housing, work on access to outdoor recreation, and provide public safety funding. With the Rocky Mountain College[…]

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Family-friendly and flamboyant, the Billings PRIDE Festival supports the LGBTQ+ Community by Avi Fox

On Saturday, September 11, Billings had its official Pride Festival at North Park.  PRIDE stands for Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence.  With booths from health officials, pagans, kinky sex educators, and churches around Billings, the environment thrived on diversity, geared to LGBTQ+ people, the allies, and the curious.            […]

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Top Three Vaccines in History by Jacob Wissinger

For many scientists and health organizations worldwide, 2020 was a race to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus. Designing and testing a vaccine is a slow process — but once a vaccine is available it can slow the spread of infection and disease, for instance, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective in creating immunity[…]

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Professor Jim Baken Retrospective in the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery by Katie Eliason

From Mar 1 through 18 2021, Professor Jim Baken’s art was featured in the Rykiner-Morrison Gallery located in Tech Hall. Baken explained the four series featured in the gallery included the Lookout series, the Elk series, the Clubs series, and the Smoking series.  Baken started his Rocky career in 1990 and is retiring this year[…]